Persuasion (version 6 dramatic reading)

Jane AUSTEN (1775 - 1817)

More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19 year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement. Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly declaring that he is ready to marry any suitable young woman who catches his fancy, he privately resolves that he is ready to become attached to any appealing young woman except for Anne Elliot. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast List
Narrator: Bob Neufeld
Sir Walter Elliot: Algy Pug
Lady Russell: Libby Gohn
Mr. Shepherd / Mr. Musgrove: ToddHW
Mrs. Clay: Michele Eaton
Sir Basil: Richard Friday
Anne Elliot: Elizabeth Barr
Mary Musgrove: Amanda Friday
Elizabeth Elliot: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Mrs. Musgrove: Maria Kasper
Charles Musgrove: Jason Mills
Henrietta Musgrove: TriciaG
Louisa Musgrove: Charlotte Duckett
Captain Frederick Wentworth: Max Körlinge
Mrs. Croft: Frances Brown
Admiral Croft: Larry Wilson
Charles Hayter: Bill Mosley
Innkeeper / Sir William Elliot: Beth Thomas
Waiter / First Lady: Elizabeth Klett
Captain Harville: mb
Mrs. Harville: WoollyBee
Lady Dalrymple: Katalina Watt
Mrs. Smith: Loveday
Second Lady: Kristin Gjerløw
Third Lady: Maryanka

Edited by Michele Eaton

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Cast and Chapter 1 Group 00:19:45
Play 02 Chapter 2 00:12:53
Play 03 Chapter 3 00:17:51
Play 04 Chapter 4 00:12:24
Play 05 Chapter 5 00:18:45
Play 06 Chapter 6 00:21:43
Play 07 Chapter 7 00:19:30
Play 08 Chapter 8 00:19:36
Play 09 Chapter 9 00:16:17
Play 10 Chapter 10 00:22:51
Play 11 Chapter 11 00:17:54
Play 12 Chapter 12 00:32:24
Play 13 Chapter 13 00:16:30
Play 14 Chapter 14 00:14:14
Play 15 Chapter 15 00:17:20
Play 16 Chapter 16 00:15:00
Play 17 Chapter 17 00:22:05
Play 18 Chapter 18 00:24:39
Play 19 Chapter 19 00:14:56
Play 20 Chapter 20 00:21:26
Play 21 Chapter 21 00:41:14
Play 22 Chapter 22 00:33:17
Play 23 Chapter 23 00:40:52
Play 24 Chapter 24 00:10:22